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Morning Report: No ‘journeyman,’ Alexander Gustafsson says Dana White and UFC have ‘big plans’ for his future

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Alexander Gustafsson might be 0-2 in title bouts with Jon Jones and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, but the Swede still has the fire.

“I will continue as long as I know I have the potential to be the best,” Gustafsson told Swedish outlet Allehanda (via Bloody Elbow). “If there comes a day where I feel I can not go any further than this, that day I stop. Then I put the gloves on the shelf. But I feel that there’s more to achieve. I know I can be better. I know I have the potential to beat ‘DC’. I know I can beat Jon Jones.”

After winning six straight fights from 2010 to 2012, Gustafsson has gone 1-3 since becoming an elite contender.

Gustafsson rebounded from his five-round unanimous decision loss to Jones at UFC 165 in 2013 with an impressive TKO of Jimi Manuwa six months later. Since then, Gustafsson has suffered back-to-back losses in high profile bouts.

Headlining on his home turf, Gustafsson suffered the first KO loss of his career when he was pounded out by Anthony Johnson in the first round at UFC on Fox 14 in January. With ….View original article